The speedy outfielder is a transfer from Skyline Junior College in San Francisco. In 2008 he hit .378 with 16 doubles, 8 home runs, 36 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases. He then played in the Alaskan Baseball League last summer for the Anchorage Bucs and recorded 8 doubles and 21 RBIs in 44 games. As of May 16 Parque was hitting .360 (77-for-214) with 17 doubles, 5 home runs, and 58 RBIs. He also had an on-base percentage of .424 for the year.